Top Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturers Worldwide

Top Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturers Worldwide

The global alcoholic beverages market size reached US$ 1,537.3 Billion in 2022. An alcoholic beverage is a fermented liquor made by mixing ethanol with fermented fruits, grains, yeast, and sugar. Depending upon the fermentable material and the method used for processing, these beverages are classified into wines, beers, rum, whiskey, and spirits. They aid in reducing anxiety and stress, strengthening muscles, and improving cognitive functioning. As a result, alcoholic beverages are widely consumed as rejuvenating and recreational drinks across the globe.

As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top alcoholic beverages companies are introducing bio-degradable packaging solutions and sustainable methods in the production processes due to the rising environmental consciousness around the world. They are also launching alcoholic beverages with unique flavors and organic ingredients to expand their consumer base. For instance, Molson Coors launched new wine spritzers, namely Peach White Blend, Rasberry Rose, and Blood Orange Sangria in 2020. Moreover, several leading players are introducing premium and super-premium beverages in developed and emerging economies. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market value to reach US$ 1,805.9 Billion by 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 2.94% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

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Top Largest Companies in the Alcoholic Beverages Industry Worldwide:

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV

Establishment: 2008
Headquarters: Leuven, Belgium

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV is a beverage company that produces, distributes, and sells alcoholic beverages, such as beer, rum, malt beverages, and soft drinks worldwide. It owns a product portfolio of over 400 beer brands, including:

  • Corona
  • Stella Artois
  • Beck’s
  • Leffe
  • Budweiser Hoegaarden
  • Bud Light
  • Skol
  • Brahma
  • Antarctica
  • Quilmes
  • Victoria
  • Modelo Especial
  • Michelob Ultra
  • Harbin, Sedrin
  • Klinskoye
  • Sibirskaya Korona
  • Chernigivske
  • Cass
  • Jupiler

The company’s soft drinks business also comprises bottling and distribution arrangements between its various subsidiaries and PepsiCo. At present, AB InBev conducts business operations in Latin America, Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Establishment: 2008
Headquarters: Illinois, United States

Molson Coors Beverage Company is a multinational drink and brewing company that is engaged in the production and distribution of beer and other beverage products. It owns some of the most recognized beer companies, such as

  • Coors Light
  • Miller Lite
  • Saint Archer Gold
  • Molson Canadian
  • Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
  • Carling
  • Staropramen Coors Banquet
  • Blue Moon Belgian White
  • Creemore Springs

The company has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe, and other international markets and distributes products through on-premise and off-premise channels that include bars, restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, liquor stores, and other retail outlets. Besides this, the company also offers hard coffee, sparkling cocktails, canned wine, kombucha, and cider.

Heineken Holding N.V.

Establishment: 1952
Headquarters: Netherlands

With over 80,000 employees, Heineken Holding N.V. represents one of the leading developers and marketers of premium beer and cider brands. The company has production facilities across more than 70 countries and has a vast product portfolio, consisting of more than 300 local, regional, international, and specialty beers and ciders. Currently, the company markets beer, cider, soft drinks, and other beverages across Africa, the Middle East & Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, and other European countries

Carlsberg Breweries A/S

Establishment: 1847
Headquarters: Copenhagen, Denmark

Carlsberg Breweries A/S is mainly engaged in producing, marketing, and selling beer and soft drinks. The company’s diverse product portfolio comprises a wide range of beer and cider brands, including Kronenbourg, Carlsberg, Baltika, Somersby, Holsten, Tuborg, Lav, and Lvivske. Furthermore, the company also operates other businesses. For instance, it owns Royal Scandinavia A/S, which manufactures fine porcelain, silverware, and glassware. It also holds a 43% interest in Tivoli Gardens, a well-known amusement park in Copenhagen.

Diageo PLC

Establishment: 1997
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Diageo PLC has a portfolio of world-famous food and drinks brands, which are marketed in more than 200 countries worldwide. The company offers a collection of spirits, beer, cider, and wine under various brands, including

  • Baileys
  • Guinness
  • Smirnoff
  • Johnnie Walker
  • J&B, Gordon’s
  • Guinness
  • Pillsbury
  • Häèn-Dazs
  • Burger King

Besides this, Diageo has also invested outside the brewing business. For instance, the company owns 37% of the Moët Hennessy division of French luxury goods company LVMH.

Bacardi Limited PLC.

Establishment: 1862
Headquarters: Hamilton, Bermuda

Bacardi Limited PLC is one of the largest family-owned wine and spirits groups in the world. It ships more than 200 million bottles of rum blends annually to numerous countries across the globe. It also produces Bacardi rum, Grey Goose vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Dewar’s Blended Scotch whiskey, Martini vermouth and sparkling wines, and Cazadores 100% blue agave tequila. Presently, Bacardi employs more than 7,000 people and distributes its products across 170 countries.

Olvi PLC

Establishment: 1878
Headquarters: Finland

Olvi PLC is a brewery and soft drinks company that currently holds 18.7% of Finland’s market share in beverages, making it the largest Finnish-owned business in its sector. It is primarily engaged in manufacturing ciders, juices, long drinks, beers, soft drinks, energy drinks, mineral waters, sports beverages, and other non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. The company generates most of its revenue from Finland, but its other geographical segments include Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Belarus.

Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited

Establishment: 1903
Headquarters: Qingdao, China

Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited is the second largest brewery in China, popularly known for its Tsingtao beer, which is one of the top-selling beers in the country. Besides this, the company has also become the fifth-largest beer producer in the world, with products exported to more than 100 countries and regions, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, ROK, Japan, Denmark, and Russia. At present, Tsingtao is focused on fully utilizing the available technology and expanding through purchasing, mergers, and acquisitions (M&A), and setting up new factories.

Beijing Yanjing Brewery

Establishment: 1980
Headquarters: Beijing, China

Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation is engaged in the brewing, marketing, and distribution of beer. It is also engaged in producing and selling the refreshing, fresh, draft, and white beers, wine or liqueur, mineral water, raw materials of beer, feedstuff, yeast powder, and plastic boxes. Currently, the firm is one of the largest breweries in China and distributes its products under brands like

  • Yanjing
  • Liquan
  • Huiquan
  • Xuelu

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited.

Establishment: 1907
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, is a holding company that distributes alcoholic beverages, non-alcohol beverages, pharmaceuticals, and bio-chemicals across Japan and other countries. The company produces integrated beverages, pharmaceuticals, bio-chemicals, and food products. Currently, Kirin Holdings operates through:

  • Kirin Tanrei Green Label
  • Kirin Hyoketsu
  • Kirin Nama-cha
  • Kirin Gogo-no-Kocha
  • Kirin Mets COLA
  • Kirin Fire
  • Kirin Ichiban
  • Berri
  • Baden
  • Kirin Sekai-no-Kitchen-Kara
  • San Miguel Pale Pilsen
  • Kirin Nodogoshi Nama
  • Kirin FREE
  • Chateau Mercian brands

About IMARC Group: IMARC Group is a leading market research and consulting company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. The company has done multiple projects on the global alcohol beverages industry and regional East Africa, West Africa,which has enabled clients to set up and expand their businesses successfully.

  • Market Research
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